Tick off your New Year’s resolutions at college

23 December 2014

An exciting range of recreational courses has been launched in Gloucestershire College’s new Part-time and Professional Course Guide, ranging from music and media to fashion, catering and more.

New Year is a time for resolutions and it provides the perfect chance to pick up a new hobby and try something new. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn the guitar, make your own clothes, become confident in the kitchen or even speak another language on holiday, the College has plenty of part-time courses available – with most starting in January.

Creative types can sign up for Interior Design; Jewellery Making – Wirework or Beading; Creative Writing; Drawing and Painting; Sewing Beginners; Flower Arranging; and the Garment Making Workshop.

While budding photographers can sharpen their shots in Photography Beginners Using SLR, music lovers learn the basics in Guitar Beginners and keen cooks develop with Cake Decoration for Fun and Confident Cooking.

The language courses on offer include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Chinese at varying levels.

Brand new for 2015 is The Weekend Club; a series of one-off classes running at Cheltenham Campus on the first Saturday of every month, between 9am and 4pm.

Costing £75 per person, and including lunch and coffee, The Weekend Club includes inspired courses such as Sushi Making for Beginners; Raw Food; Artisan Bread Making; Fashion and Upcycling; Design and Print Your Own Bag; and Introduction to Fashion Blogging and Social Media.

Vice Principal Peter White said: “Our recreational courses continue to grow in popularity with people of all ages and interests, and I’m sure The Weekend Club will be even more in demand. The New Year is the perfect time to learn try something new and explore a new hobby, whilst meeting likeminded people.

“The College’s recreational courses are available across the Cheltenham, Gloucester and Royal Forest of Dean campuses – many running in the evenings – offering easy accessibility to all. We look forward to welcoming our new starters in January.”

The recreational courses, which last between one and 10 weeks each, range in price from £63 to £178.

The new Part-time and Professional Course Guide is available to download now.

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